Search Results: "Ann Whitford Paul"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An all-around great addition to any new reader's library. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A giggly salute to the absurd, this entry in the Ready-to-Read series immediately engages the newly literate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A commemorative book, that honors both quiet and noisy acts of heroism. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Prose poems celebrate the feats of young heroines, some of them famous, and some not as well-known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Demonstrating keen understanding of a child's universe, this rollicking recitation is a delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An alphabetic chronicle of all the necessities for a sleepover is the foundation for this energetic tale about a young girl's visit with her grandfather. Read full book review >

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FIESTA FIASCO by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2007

"Like its predecessor, this sunny tale offers a pronunciation glossary, plus artful translations in context and in the pictures, that will help to acquaint younger children with both the sound of Spanish, and a few words of the language. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this español-laced trickster tale featuring the cast from Mañana, Iguana (2004), Conejo the rabbit "helps" Iguana and Tortuga select singularly unsuitable gifts, like a shirt, for Culebra the snake's cumpleaños (birthday). Read full book review >

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MAÑANA, IGUANA by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent chance for young readers to practice using context clues and to learn some Spanish vocabulary. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Paul offers a clever dual-language update of The Little Red Hen. Read full book review >

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IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Surely adult and child pairs reading this together will find ways to mimic the animals' ways of expressing their love: blowing bubbles and splashing in the tub, a boa-like 'squish-hugging squeeze,' and playful wrestling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Paul and Walker team up again to present the youngest listeners with an "I love you" book. Read full book review >

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THE SEASONS SEWN by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"McCurdy has a following, and quilting is again in vogue, but the elegant architecture of this conceit may have difficulty finding an audience; it's a nice book that somehow fails to sing. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Artfully constructed images of the early 19th century reflect daily life through the names of patchwork quilt patterns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MONKEY SAYS GOODNIGHT by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2003

"The only drawback is that when listeners reach the end, they'll ask to start again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Called to bed, Little Monkey won't go until he says good night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL’S GOOD NIGHT by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Emergent readers will likely feel a bit drowsy, too, by the close. (Easy reader. 5-6)"
Seeing that his friends Bunny, Mouse and Sparrow have disappeared, Snail rightly assumes that they're settling down for the evening and sets out to wish them a good night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT ON CULEBRA by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2008

"The bright cartoon illustrations are well suited to this hilarious tale that provides a practical lesson about life, as well as bilingual counting and vocabulary skills. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Count on Paul and Long to dish up another silly, entertaining tale in Spanish and English, this one featuring the cunning snake, Doctor Culebra, who manages to trick Iguana out of feeling the pain in her stubbed toe, while at the same time teaching readers to count to 10 in Spanish, and convincing the other animals to help make candy (dulces). Read full book review >

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IF ANIMALS KISSED GOOD NIGHT by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2008

Paul's latest bedtime book proves satisfyingly soporific. Read full book review >